Tube and Pipe Production

The tube and pipe production technology area encompasses mills and all of the equipment that makes a mill run successfully: tooling, welding units, nondestructive testers, bundlers, scarfing equipment, straighteners, scrap choppers, and washing systems.

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Ajax TOCCO supplies induction heater to L.B. Foster

March 3, 2015

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic®, Warren, Ohio, recently shipped a 4,500-kW, 12-pulse, Pacer II induction heating system to the L.B. Foster Coated Products pipe coating facility in Birmingham, Ala. The high-speed coating system applies fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) to 12.75- to 24-in. pipe in lengths up...

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Online strip width calculator designed for tube mill operators

March 2, 2015

Roll Machining Technologies and Solutions, Romeoville, Ill., has released its strip width calculator in a new online format at www.rollsolutions.com/strip-width-calculator. This tool for tube mill operators once was only available bundled with the company’s proprietary T.U.B.E.S. (Tube Users...

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Yoder Mfg. ships fiber laser welded tube mill to New York

February 23, 2015

Yoder Mfg. of Cleveland, a member of the Formtek Group, has shipped a fiber laser welded tube mill for producing decorative stainless components. The mill uses fiber lasers with twin-spot welding optics. Wall thickness capability is up to 0.375 in. Limitations on OD size are dictated by...

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Superior Tube, Fine Tubes appoints nuclear product manager

February 16, 2015

U.S.-based Superior Tube and its sister company, U.K.-based Fine Tubes, manufacturers of precision tubing for critical applications, has appointed Kris Narasimhan to the position of nuclear product manager. Narasimhan has more than 25 years of experience in product marketing and product...

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Primetals Technologies receives FAC for heat treatment equipment at Borusan Mannesmann

February 12, 2015

U.K.-based Primetals Technologies has received the final acceptance certificate from Borusan Mannesmann Pipe U.S. for heat treatment equipment installed in the company´s new ERW pipe mill in Baytown, Texas. The equipment is used to quench and temper oil country tubular goods (OCTG). The...

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TPJTV: Chicago Tube & Iron

TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal®

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TPJ-TV host Eric Lundin interviews Mark Sowka, vice president of Chicago Tube & Iron's Engineered Products Group, about the company's ASME-code pressure boiler work.

MMK ships record amounts of products to pipemakers

February 5, 2015

Russia-based OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) shipped a record amount of products to pipemakers and produced the largest amount of hot-rolled products in 2014 for the whole period of its modern history. In 2014 MMK shipped more than 2.78 million metric tons of metal products to...

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Developing countries’ infrastructure needs spur demand for pipes, pipe/hose fittings

February 5, 2015

Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA), San Jose, Calif., has released a comprehensive global report on pipes and pipe/hose fittings. According to the report, the global market for these products is projected to reach $320 billion by 2020, driven by the growing focus on infrastructure development in...

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Using laser velocimeters to improve tube and pipe production

February 4, 2015

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Accurate and reliable length and speed measurements are critical parameters that help tube and pipe producers increase yield, improve quality, and reduce production costs. The relentless improvement in electronic technology, accompanied by falling prices, have made laser-based measurement systems more capable and affordable than ever before.

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Rafter delivers three weld squeeze boxes to tubing producer

January 29, 2015

Strongsville, Ohio-based Rafter Equipment Corp. has delivered three RT-2500S HFI weld squeeze boxes for a North American mechanical tubing producer. The boxes are used for producing heavy wall thicknesses and high-yield-strength materials. The design follows the company's push-on-center weld...

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Cold Finished Steel Bar Institute unveils industry data program

January 29, 2015

The Cold Finished Steel Bar Institute (CFSBI), Washington, D.C., has announced the inauguration of a program to collect and aggregate industry data for carbon and alloy steel bars. “Former reports may not have reasonably reflected the overall size of the U.S. market, the amount of apparent...

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Major Metals Co. hires VP of operations

January 23, 2015

Major Metals Co., Mansfield, Ohio, has named Wynn H. Kearns as vice president of operations. He leads manufacturing operations for the company’s four high-frequency tube welding mills, 72-in. slitter, and five recutting centers. The company offers carbon steel tubing to A513 T1, T2 and A 787...

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EFD Induction acquires Superior Technologies Europe

January 22, 2015

EFD Induction, based in Skien, Norway, has announced its acquisition of Superior Technologies Europe (STE), a Basingstoke, U.K.-based supplier of impeders, induction coils, and OD/ID scarfing inserts to tube and pipe manufacturers. STE founder Peter Bond continues as managing director of STE and...

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Producing stainless steel tubing for the medical industry

January 20, 2015

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Industry veteran Michael Ferreri provides an overview of the common methods of producing small-diameter stainless steel tubing for medical applications

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Rafter ships weld squeeze box to mechanical tubing producer

December 24, 2014

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of tube mills, pipe mills, roll forming machines, and cutoff machines, has shipped an RT-2000 HFI weld squeeze box to a North American producer of mechanical tubing. The box is part of an upgrade to the customer's existing Yoder M-2 tube...

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